Orders of protections are now being abused for the unlawful gains of others who are destroying the lives of the innocent. Anyone is able to file a restraining order, simply based on hearsay and nothing more. Restraining order cases are the only cases where a judge will rule without any evidence, and with or without the accused present to defend themselves, which is against a person's constitutional rights. The Laws of the states were not put in place to be abused by the vindictive and revengeful, they should be utilized by those who need them and that is why the basis to receive an order of protection needs to be changed. An accuser should have to provide liable evidence and an order should never be granted without the accused present to defend their side. Once an order has been granted, even if it is vacated it cannot be removed from your record, therefore forever damaging your name. We need to put a stop to the abuse of orders of protection, and start protecting the innocent.
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